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Record number 484434
Title Optimising land use and consumption of livestock products in the human diet with an increasing human population in the Netherlands
Author(s) Kernebeek, H.R.J. van; Oosting, S.J.; Ittersum, M.K. van; Boer, I.J.M. de
Source In: Proceedings of the Life Cycle Assessment Food Conference (LCA Food 2014). - - p. 1439 - 1444.
Event 9th International Conference Life Cycle Assessment of Food Conference (LCA Food 2014), San Francisco, USA, 2014-10-08/2014-10-10
Department(s) Animal Production Systems
Plant Production Systems
Publication type Contribution in proceedings
Publication year 2014
Abstract Land use related to food production is generally quantified using product-based life cycle assessments. We, however, quantified land use of diet scenarios with a land use optimization model. Energy and protein requirement of human populations, varying from 15 to 30 mil-lion people, were met with the consumption of arable crops, meat and milk. Diet scenarios explored contained 0% up to 80% of animal protein. First findings show that a limited contribution of animal protein in the diet resulted in lowest land use per capita, because of utili-zation by livestock of products inedible for humans. Moreover, utilization of land unsuitable for crop production provides the opportunity to sustain a larger population compared to a situation in which these soils were not used to produce food.
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